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    September 30, 2010
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, if you could call it that. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. . >> it was everything that was forecast. the duration has changed. i think it will continue into tomorrow morning. it is likely that we will get flooding. we are seeing a flash flooding. we began this morning with tornado warnings in st. mary's county and southern anne arundel county. the heaviest rain is from the south and moving into the heart of central maryland.
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heavy downpours of a tropical nature expected all day long today. this is up and down the eastern seaboard. nicole started it all over florida at yesterday. it has combined with the stationary front. let's look at the weather computer. we have in excess of 5 inches of rain forecast for today. possible severe thunderstorms later today and tonight. we have a change in the wind direction. temperaturesto see holding in the 70's. you see the swarming areas and coastal flood advisors as well as wind advisories. up to 40 will gust miles per hour.
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we want to remind you to go to our website for more. >> we anticipate this would be the case. we have several accidents of notes. this is the most serious. en 29 and 70 betwe 70e the patapsco river. the lanes are not expected to open until 8:00 a.m. all traffic being forced off on southbound 29. outer loop approaching greenspring, an accident there. southbound 83, that accident is still in the process of being cleared. southbound 95 past white marsh boulevard, an accident there. in the southbound direction at havre de grace, we have another accident. it is a busy morning.
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flooding will be a major issue. let's give you a live view of traffic. nothing getting by in the eastbound direction. we will keep you posted. heavy delays in the eastbound direction. westbound 50 at the severn river bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is a nasty outside. heavy rain and wind it expected to continue all day long. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from fells point with the latest. we can hear the rain. >> i think god was on cue there. the rain got even heavier, which is ironic. just within the last 15 minutes. this is not the worst. the worst is yet to come. we are about ready to see a city
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crew come by. they are monitoring the situation in fells point. this is one area that is prone to flooding. on wednesday, this storm was being tracked. work crews in baltimore city yed to clear the storm drains. annapolis is well aware of the flood prone zone. they started sandbagging downtown. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. they have extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. that can bring down the trees. with be heavy canopy today, we have some ground that is soaked
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from the recent storms. >> make sure you are prepared. have a battery-powered radio on standby and a corded phone would be handy to have. if you do have a generator, remember not to operate it inside your garage. in terms of storm drains, make sure you do not block one. if you do not want to do your hair, this is a good excuse. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. our coverage continues online. you can get updates. you can track the storm's path. we invite you to share your photographs. this is one here. one of those zero photos.
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it was taken last evening. there it is. a beautiful shot. you can share your pictures at wbaltv.com. >> a charter bus rolled off the highway, killing one. the bus rolled off a scar around. the vehicle fell 45 feet and landed on 270. four people were trapped. one person was killed. are you tired of playing tricks on your kids to get them to eat healthy foods? one business is trying to market orange vegetables like junk food. they are using splashy packaging. the company is testing carrot
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than the machines in high school. the new campaign is expected to hit stores nationwide before halloween. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a marketing campaign can make healthy food more appealing for children? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. with weeks to go before the general election, and thger is brewing back home. >> kate amara has more. >> lawmakers are preparing to head home. >> the bill is passed. >> lawmakers passed a bill to provide free health care to 9/11 responders. >> we passed the bill in the house of representatives. >> but lawmakers are not
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addressing the bush tax cuts. many broke ranks and sided with the republicans, voted against adjourning this session without voting on the extension. >> if you are responsible for them to leave town without giving a vote, you're turning your backs on the american people. >> five weeks before a high- stakes election. >> the states across the country that are considered swing states are leaning towards republicans. the only states leading to democrats tend to be democratic states. >> the meeting will give leaders and the president a chance to discuss their agenda. 68 degrees on tv hill. the fda issues a warning concerning a popular baby product. details are straight ahead. >> this is a live look at
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traffic. you can see how slowly the cars are moving. traffic is going to be impacted this morning.
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it is going to continue all day long. there are numerous flood watches and warnings and even a tornado watch it a fact. our weather warning computer tells the tale of how much rain we're going to get. in excess of four inches. it is not expected to clear out until tomorrow morning sometime. a tornado watch is in effect for all of the area. you can see the areas under a flash flood warnings. also at a wind advisory with 40 mile per hour winds this afternoon. it feels like some kind of tropical hybrid hurricane. mark coming up. >> we have a warning if you have an infant at home. it is about the popular sleep positioners.
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babies cannot wiggle around and if they get caught, they can suffocate. there are no proven health benefits. the best way for a baby to sleep is on their back. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> we have a mess on the roads, a handful of accidents already.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> it is one of those mornings. get started early progress or just stay home. >> i know. stay home.
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tell your boss to call me. do not call me. it is a mess. it is expected to be that way all day. this is the biggest problem we have. all lanes are closed from 29 over to the patapsco river bridge because of an overturned milk truck. all eastbound lanes remain closed. you can see the closure at 29. that is where you are being diverted this morning, southbound 29. those planes are expected to be closed until 8:00 a.m. this morning. there is another accident approaching greenspring. it looks like it is closer to the j.f.x. outbound 83 approaching 10 timonium road.another cras
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we have other locations this morning. let's see what is going on. 70 at 29. traffic is moving westbound. eastbound, nothing is getting by. let's give you a live view as we switch over to 50. there is an accident in the westbound direction and that is off to the side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we are going to see some delays on the buses because of the wet roads. we are looking pretty good. we do have some diversions. the 55 bus is diverting because of construction. there is also a diversion at pratt street and light streets. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far.
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now back to sandra shaw. >> we have tropical downpours developing. we will see this all day long and lingering into tomorrow morning. it is the duration that will cause some flooding problems. you cannot see heavy rains. we have had tornado warnings for st. mary's and calvert counties. this is like a tropical storm that extends from south florida and combining with a stationary front and an area of low pressure. it will move up into new york state. we have more than 5 inches of rain expected. we could see some heavier amounts locally. we are on the top of the scale.
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we have a flash flood warnings to the south of baltimore. ooling on thepu roads already. a tornado watch. there will be some gusty winds associated with this thing. the wind is changing direction. that means a tornado watch for the entire viewing area until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. we have wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour. this is a hybrid storm. the tropical storm dissipated. all of that moisture combined with this period of low pressure and a stalled out front. it will be a slow-mover as it treks up the 95 corridor.
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we were in a drought situation just a few days ago. some thunderstorms could be civil war. 72 to 75. -- some thunderstorms could be severe. we assume on in. more of these heavy batches of rain, even into 10:00 p.m. tonight. even in 2:09 a.m. tomorrow morning. this model still has us in the heavy downpour -- even into 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. the wind will dry out tomorrow. it will be a much cooler weekend. we will see a cool canadian air mass. high on sunday is only 59 degrees.
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>> yesterday it was toys "r" us. now there is word that kohl's is hiring. they plan to add 21 more stores. they plan to remodel 85 of their existing locations. they have a center in texas that created 200 jobs. they plan to add more than 1000 jobs over the next two years. >> johnson & johnson is in the hot seat today. the tough economy has some unusual living arrangements. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> remember how johnson & johnson was caught trying to take children's medicines off the shelves? the chief executive will be in the hot seat today at a
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investigative committee. they are investigating investing more than $100 million to improve their manufacturing. they plan to begin shipping 1 million bottles of children's medicine in october after recalling them in april. they make 40 drugs in pennsylvania. it looks like stocks opened lower this morning. there were concerns about europe's debt crisis. there are some strikes there. banks and retailers are weighing on things. many are shacking up together. more families are taking in grandparents or letting friends live in their basement. that means people who are not related group from 2005 to 2009.
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i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. jane, thank you. we'll see you back here at 6:15 for your next report. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. we will check your morning commute with tr i thought it was crazy feeding in the fall. i always feed in the fall. but, it's the best time. feed your lawn in the fall. the fall feeding makes all the difference in the world. what the fall feeding does is build the roots.. that's when the roots sorta want nutrition.
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i give my lawn scotts winterguard. it's like a root building machine. it builds your lawn from the roots up. next year you get this! the stronger the roots, the stronger the lawn. all year long. the best time to feed is when it will do the most good. there's no substitute for the fall feeding, trust me. it is the best thing you can do for your lawn. i use scotts winterguard.
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>> where than half a billion people around the country use facebook. opense social networkin" this weekend. >> a college student named mark zuckerberger came up with an idea.
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the man who created facebook. >> this guy is trying to fit in. has good intentions but does not have the social where fault to do that. >> we know he stole our idea. >> this is at the center of the film, which also stars justin timberlake. legal depositions and personal interviews gave sorkin multiple viewpoints from the same effect. >> instead of choosing one version, i'm going -- i liked the fact that there were three different versions of the story. >> regardless of which version is most accurate, there is no disputing facebook's impact. >> you can connect with people you have not been in touch with for long time. >> timber lake updates his
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facebook fan page. >> he did not cooperate in the making of the film, the creator of facebook. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. coming up in the next half-hour -- >> it is raining cats and dogs. a live report is next. >> wrist a look at hd doppler. downpours are expected to continue all day and all night -- here is a look at hd doppler. >> we have a pretty nasty morning rush. there are a handful of accidents there are a handful of accidents to get to.
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old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody.
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welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check of weather and traffic. there is so much going on. >> we are going to see so much with this event. we're expecting it all day today and into tomorrow morning. already heavy tropical downpours in the area. you can see the line of red around annapolis. it is really coming down. these tropical downpours will continue all day. the center of the remnants of nicole and comment right into our area. it will take that low a while to make its way up the eastern seaboard. we are expecting more than four inches of rainfall.
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more likely in excess of 6 inches around the 95 corridor. aroundeeing a pooling the areas. coastal and flood water advisors. there is a tornado watch in effect until 1:00 p.m. for the entire area. it. name it, we have tha >> it is pretty treacherous on the roads. we have a handful of accidents. he's down by 70 at the patapsco river bridge. -- eastbound 70 from the patapsco river bridge. they are working to clear the mess now. you have to take southbound 29. those delays will get worse.
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they are expected to clear its at 8:00 a.m. on the outer loop topside, watch for an accident by the j.f.x. it is a police involved accidents. eastern boulevard at martin boulevard, flooding reported there. that is not the only area where we will see flooding. watch for hydroplaning as you travel out there. another accident on route 50. 70 at 29. you can see westbound getting by. the closure is expected to be there from 29 to the patapsco river bridge until 8:00 a.m. this morning. you can see the accident has been cleared from the shoulder westbound. that is good news. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> heavy rain and wind already
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creating some flooding. officials are on high alert. >> the flooding is expected to last all day long. jennifer franciotti -- poor jen, she is in the middle of it. >> you need to be smarter than a tv reporter and dress for the weather. i'm not wearing storm weather apparel. it is coming down very heavy in fells point. we are seeing pooling in the roads. officials are concerned because .he ground is already solaked is concerned about toppled trees. emergency managers tracked the swath of great creeping to
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baltimore on the radar. the city deployed cruise to clear clogged storm drains. >> trash gets in there and traps that. all the water runs off to the local streams. >> the five teams cannot check all of the storm drains. officials are urging residents to pay jan. >> we're asking every citizen to take a look on their street to see if there storm drains are clear. sweep any trash that is on top. use a broom and a trash can. >> the city of annapolis is well aware of their flood-prone zones. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. the company has extra crews on standby. >> the concern is the high wind. it can bring down trees and
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power lines. with the heavy canopy, we have some ground that is already soaked from the recent storm. >> we are making up for the rain deficit in droves. an ounce of prevention is good to have. if you're on well water, you might want to fill up your bathtub. we have seen city crews driving by. they are keeping an eye on the situation. back to you. >> our insta-weather-plus coverage continues online. you can get updates and we have fired up the live wire update. we want to hear from you. we invite you to share at your photos. this is a shot from last evening before the storm rolled in.
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should put a picture of jennifer up. you can share your pictures wbaltv.com. >> no word on whether teachers will accept a proposed contract that will determine pay based on performance. it is a three-year deal. the proposed contract would raise first years teachers' pay more than $5,000. it would top base pay more than $20,000. >> bedbugs are taking center stage again. the department has kicked off a series of meetings to address the issue. lowell melser has the story. >> it is stressful, especially if you are staying with other relatives and you have kids.
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>> this woman is one of 150 people who showed up wednesday afternoon to get as much advice as possible about the pests. >> i do not know what to do. i do not want to go back into my home. >> baltimore has found itself in the middle of a bedbug battle. health officials are taking serious approaches to the issue, pointing out that no one is immune. >> you can be someone who travels for work and come back with bedbugs. they can affect anyone. >> officials offered concerned citizens various advice on how to determine if they have bedbugs and what options they have, and preventative measures to keep them away. for people who live in town
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homes, it is important to get involved with your neighbors if you do notice bedbugs. you have to work together. this woman got rid of bedbugs by working with her neighbors picked it did turn out our neighbors had them for several years. >> the health department plans to hold eight or nine meetings throughout the city. 68 degrees here on tv hill. there may be new hope for some suffering from ostiole arthritis. don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a marketing campaign can make healthy food more appealing for children? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a live look outside. be very careful. be very careful.
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>> 70 degrees. by theetting pummeled storm. take a look at the line of red extending from the south of baltimore to rock hall, annapolis. moderate rain is falling all over the city. st. michaels is in the brunt of things right now. the state of maryland is ground zero for the storm right now. this was once tropical storm nichole. flash flood warnings have been issued. that extends south of baltimore city around to the district of
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columbia and to southern maryland. we have a flood watch in effect. a tornado watch as well is in effect until 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. we have seen some tornadoes around calvert and st. mary's counties. we will have more on all these other things we need to watch out for an into early tomorrow in a little bit. back over to you, mindy. >> an experimental drug could offer a huge relief for knee pain, if it makes it to the market. the drug was effective in reducing pain and increasing mobility in a study group of more than 400 patients. those who took the drug had 60% less pain while walking. sufferers will have to wait
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longer as studies were halted because the small percentage of patients saw a disease progressed more quickly. 68 degrees and reigning on tv hill. will he or won't he? keith mills has the latest on ray rice's injury. >> this is a live look 695 and liberty road. up next, we'll update weather
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is a busy morning rush out there. you'll need extra time and patience with all of the rain coming down. be extra careful. eastbound 70 is complete shut down between 29 and the patapsco river bridge.
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the accident occurred earlier this morning. of traffic being forced onto southbound 29. york delay stretches back to 40. an accident is taking up three right lanes. we will give you a live view of that in a moment. there is an accident on the topside approaching the j.f.x. northbound on the harrisburg expressway, watch for another accident at belfast. this is a quick live look at traffic. you can see westbound traffic gets by. there is a closure at 29. here's wilkins avenue. a nasty crash. only the left lane gets by. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we're seeing delays on the
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buses. the five, 10, 13, and 33 buses are all running late. there is a delay. marc trains, runs the trains are on time. now back to sandra shaw. >> it is a dangerous mourning with heavy tropical downpours. it began after midnight last night. this line of red extends beyond rock hall. i will give you a better view. around towson, we cannot see some yellow. that is also intense rain. had some radar-indicated tornadoes. the tropical moisture is moving up the eastern seaboard. the remnants are now near fort lauderdale.
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there is another area of low pressure. they combined for a hybrid system. we'll see heavy downpours all day long today. how much rain? in excess of 4 inches of rain. i will say in excess of 6 inches by the end of this thing, which will not be until late tomorrow morning. the duration of this event will cause -- it will have a lot to do with the flooding impact. we are seeing a flash flooding around the district. there is a coastal flood advisory with high tides expected to be one to 2 feet above normal. there is a change in the direction of the wind. a tornado watch is in effect for our entire area until 1:00 p.m.
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this afternoon. we're dealing with an awful weather day. this will move on up through virginia and continue up to new york the state. it is like a tropical hose that is pouring in more moisture. heavy rain on and off today with gusty winds. no relief tonight. we could see thunderstorms tonight, maybe some lightning. 57 to 61 degrees. heavy rain continues tonight in a strong pockets of red. it continues into tomorrow morning. one more final burst of energy as light as 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. you finally see clearing by friday night. we will clear to mark after some showers and storms in the
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morning. much cooler air from canada over the weekend. 69 on sunday. >> thank you. it is 68 degrees on tv hill. much more ahead -- >> including a look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. man: let me see the map.
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>> are you tired of playing tricks with their kids to get them to eat healthy foods? a california business is trying to make it easier for you. carrot farmers are marketing carrots like junk food, making them appear to be fun. there are trying to attract kids of all ages. --re are ^ vending machines there are carrot vending machines. let me know how that works out for you. >> my kids like carrots. >> tried brussels sprouts. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. this morning we asked -- do you think a marketing campaign can make healthy food more appealing for children?
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>> just keep it simple. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website. >> good morning. keep it simple. the ravens play the first of two games against the steelers. the big question is the health of ray rice. he was at practice on wednesday. he bruised his knee against the browns on sunday. he rushed for 141 yards against the steelers last year. with or found their rights, there is no added motivation needed on sunday. it figures to once again the
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consummate smash mouth showdown game. the ravens began preparations on wednesday. for the defense, it is a game that means more than most. >> i would be lying if it is just another game. we want to win. this is the game on the schedule that we circle and we look forward to. this one has more importance than all the other division games. >> no question about that. the orioles shut out tampa last night. it will play tonight at camden yards but i don't think that'll happen. >> sunday will be interesting at my house. my husband is a steelers fan. he is from pennsylvania. what you expect? >> he lives in maryland so he should root for the ravens
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depressed i will tell him you said that. here's a look ahead to next hour of 11 news today. >> the newest spy plane is expected to do more than meet expectations. >> they have had a relationship through letters through 63 years but they have never met. >> tropical moisture continues to move north and it will last for quite awhile with flooding likely. >> that means an ugly morning commute. we have accidents all around the area. we will let you know about a closure, coming up.
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich did not make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but martin o'malley, even in the toughest of times, has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first.
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>> emergency workers keeping a close eye on the rain today. details are next. >> the list was long and they did not finish it all. what congress did finish before heading home. >> a chilling sight as a bus goes over and over past. >> we will try to narrow down an answer to the biggest question of the day -- when we will be seeing a clearing from the mass of storms. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> fasten your seatbelts. >>